Simon & Schuster Launches a New Imprint with a Client-Centric Approach for Authors

Traditionally published authors can sometimes feel a little let down by the marketing efforts of their publishers. Publishers are operating in a very different book world to the one that existed ten or twenty years ago. Books don’t just compete with other books, but many other forms of media and entertainment. Simon & Schuster has […]

Author Website 101: How It Promotes Your Book | Guest Post | Cari Bennette

Okay, you’ve written a book and it’s published. Way to go, congratulations and kudos to you! Celebrate your success. And then, get back to work. Because you know that writing and publishing is only a part of the equation for success. Now, you need to market your book. And if you don’t have a big […]

Matador Launches Marketing & Distribution Services to Book Trade For Indie Authors

Matador, an imprint of Troubador Publishing, is one of the longest established self-publishing service providers in the UK and has decided to make its distribution and marketing services available to all indie authors and small publishers. The new services will provide both distribution and sales representation, whether an author has self-published entirely independently or via another self-publishing service company. […]

Dutch Court Orders e-Book Reseller to Close

The Amsterdam Court of Appeal has ruled that Dutch e-book reseller Tom Kabinet must shut down its website until it can prove that all the books it offers for sale are legally obtained. Third party sellers can upload e-book files to Tom Kabinet, however the company’s verification process was called into question soon after it launched in June 2014 when the Dutch […]

On Demand Books Launches Self-Publishing Platform: SelfEspress

On Demand Books has launched its own POD and e-book self-publishing platform. The company created and introduced the Espresso Book Machine technology worldwide from 2007 and it has now launched its own self-publishing platform called SelfEspress. But wait. I’m getting a feeling of déjà vu here. Didn’t On Demand Books launch a self-publishing imprint last […]

5 Tools for Successful Facebook Content Marketing | Guest Post | Robert Morris

One of the most important elements of an effective marketing campaign is building an engaged fanbase of the brand in the Facebook community. Although social media users are attracted by an instinctive incentive that rarely turns them into real customers, popularity on Facebook is crucial for a brand’s success. As always, the key to a […]

Amazon Is The Reader’s Friend | Intelligence Squared Debate [VIDEO]

In late 2014, Amazon and the publishing house Hachette settled a months-long dispute over who should set the price for e-books. In Amazon’s view, lower prices mean more sales and more readers, and that benefits everyone. But for publishers, the price of an e-book must reflect the investment made, from the author’s advance to a […]

Authoright – Reviewed

Authoright provides advice and various self-publishing and publicity services for authors. Founded by author Gareth Howard and journalist Hayley Radford in 2007, Authoright has offices in London and New York. The company’s ethos is to “empower and inspire” authors whilst helping them get their books published and out to readers. Authoright has worked with over […]

Ingram Announces a New Custom Publishing Solution for POD & e-Books | Ingram Construct

Ingram Content Group announced its new web-based custom publishing solution yesterday. Ingram Construct will allow publishers to customise their existing titles into specific editions or bundles in print or digital form for end users. I guess this could be useful for limited editions, book club editions or book samplers and promotional teasers. Curiously press release doesn’t really have a […]

Author Solutions – Writers Beware! by David Henderson | Guest Post

It is flattering to receive a call from a company offering to help publish and market your latest book. I think that is partly the appeal and attraction leading many authors to search for a traditional or vanity publisher for their manuscript rather than pursuing a self-publishing path. It somehow validates an author to receive […]